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Object Number:
29-128-1828
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Neoclassical
Date Made:
1700-1850
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1850
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Carnelian
Gold
Technique:
Intaglio
Iconography:
Heracles
Nemean Lion
Heracles
Cerberus
Description:
Dark carnelian. Herakles to right, struggling with Nemean lion. Signature in Greek letters in field right.
Height:
1.9cm
Width:
1.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1828   -   Sommerville Gem Number
492   -   Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Bibliography:

[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 222, Fig. 115, Pl. 192, 196
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[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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